The task is to write a “drabble” which is, apparently, an exactly 100-word piece from the prompt.
A little biting, this week, so sorry. Thanks for inviting me, Mike! }
Everyone wanted an Emmett Langor. Even the Border Patrol.
His holograms, “Beautiful Mirages,” were so convincing, that some clients actually fell in love.
After twenty years of eclipsing his competition, Emmett Langor felt compelled to heed the call. To serve his country.
The Border Door Project would make an impact. Would truly stun his audience.
So clever, in its deceit. As you approached, an array of doors welcomed you, giving the illusion of choice.
In fact, your conclusion was foregone.
Even as it beckoned, it restrained. Secret electrical currents suffused the vaporous haze.
His finest mirage. Both beautiful and cruel.